Location, Location, Location!

A craze is sweeping genie-blogland. We’re all having some fun mapping out our trees by location rather than name. And it has been very interesting seeing the results. I decided to join in the fun…

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A Letter Puzzle Solved: Scholefield, Gall and Greenway

Another day, another letter, another mystery. “Dear Aunt Tydfil” this one starts and is signed by “Nancy Greenway”. Who? And so the hunt begins…

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Trove Tuesday: A 100 year old mystery

Uncle Sam's Letter Bag

 

In 1916, my grandfather, George Wynn SCHOLEFIELD, was 12 years old. Wynn, as he was known to his family and friends, liked to read the stories and pit his wits against the puzzles printed in the Children’s Corner of the newspaper. One day he wrote a letter to “Uncle Sam”, the author of his favourite column, and, in doing so, he revealed a little family story and a big mystery to tease his granddaughter with 100 years later.1

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Those Mystery Photos at the Bottom of the Box…

Hicks Family - 1933

Like most families, I have lots of “no-name” photos of complete strangers amongst my family photos. And they always seem to be at picnics. Have you noticed that? Or maybe it is just my own family aberration. Anyway, why should you care? Well…

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Dear Hellie…A Postcard Mystery

Dear Hellie - Front

I have been rummaging through a wonderful treasure trove of family photos and documents that I recently collected from my mother. Quite a few of these provided some fun mysteries to pursue. I thought I would share a couple of my finds…

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A Thousand Miles…A Single Step…

RoadToNowhere-sml

Some of you may remember my first post about the Genealogy Do-Over. Well, Do-Over Cycle 3 has just started. So what happened to Do-Over Cycle 1? Or even 2? Well, basically lots of confusion, head-scratching and, surprisingly, fear. But I’m finally emerging from the fog…

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Toowong Cemetery: So, What Did I Find?

Toowong

So, after all of my adventures at Toowong Cemetery, what was the end result? Did I solve all my brick walls in one fell swoop? Hardly…

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Toowong Cemetery Visit: Adventures in Confusion and Dehydration

ToowongCemetery

I’ve just returned from my first cemetery visit. Out of 10 grave sites, I only found 2. That’s a 20% success rate, people. So, what went wrong?

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BSO#1 AFFHO Congress 2015 – Day 4 Part 1

6Degrees

The last day of Congress arrived! And it was a short day. Just the morning keynote, three sessions and then the afternoon keynote, followed by the panel discussion. The panel discussion was very interesting and I will make it the subject of its own post. You guessed it! Part Two!

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BSO#1 AFFHO Congress 2015 – Day 3 Part 2

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And here is Part 2 of my notes for Day 3 of AFFHO Congress 2015…

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